Criminology Dissertation

In this assessment you need to write a brief proposal for next year’s dissertation. You should write a 500 word plan that identifies a key research question or a research area that you will develop in next year’s dissertation.

The proposal should contain:

  1. Research question or research area
  2. Brief review of current research in that area (mini literature review)
  3. Proposed sample and methodology

Please note: even though you may plan not to write a dissertation next year, you MUST submit the dissertation proposal.

Your proposal will be assessed on your ability to:

  • Assess the suitability of particular research methods for certain kinds of project
  • Plan and design a piece of independent research
  • Deliver a well written and well researched proposal that uses appropriate referencing conventions in the text and bibliography